Iconic Stratocaster Guitar Inspired Sunburst Guitar Print Gift

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"I recently purchased this print and I couldn’t be more pleased with my purchase. The print is done on heavy paper and the image is very clean and crisp. It was delivered to the United States in a heavy tube and was undamaged.I’ll definitely order from John7arts again." Charles ★★★★★

"Looks fantastic and very high quality" Amy ★★★★★

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This gallery quality giclée print is unique to Rock’n’Roll Redux, is not available in stores. Each unique Rock’n’Roll Redux design ©2020 David Lloyd.

The high quality inks and materials used, combine to produce incredibly rich colours and detail with a light fastness guarantee in excess of 60 years indoor display life.

The Fender Stratocaster

Fender began manufacturing the Stratocaster in 1954. It’s sleek, contoured body shape is very different to the flat, squared edge design of the Telecaster. It was the first Fender guitar to feature three single-coil pickups, a spring tension vibrato system (whammy bar) and double cutaways at the neck where the top ‘horn’ is extended for balance (these cutaways allowed players easier access to higher positions on the fretboard).

Thought to be the most popular guitar ever made, the Fender Stratocaster shaped the face of early Rock’n’Roll in the 1950's through players like Dick Dale, Hank Marvin and Buddy Holly. By 1965 George Harrison and John Lennon had acquired Stratocasters and used them on The Beatles' 'Help!' and 'Rubber Soul', while Jimi Hendrix was blowing the world away with the same instrument on 'Voodoo Child' and 'Purple Haze’.

The Strat would go on to play a starring role in the history of rock music, featuring heavily on a myriad of iconic tracks in the 1970's all with instantly recognisable riffs, from Eric Clapton's 'Layla' and Pink Floyd's 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' to Deep Purple's 'Smoke On The Water' and Dire Straits 'Sultans of Swing.’ That trend continued throughout the following decades with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) The Edge (U2), Yngwie Malmsteen, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers) Albert Hammond Jr (The Strokes) and John Mayer all picking up a Fender Stratocaster as their weapon of choice.

Employing the Découpe (cut-up) technique in which written text is cut up and rearranged to create a different and perhaps unexpected new narrative, David Lloyd has employed shards of lyrics to give discerning fans an opportunity to engage in 'discover the songs' beneath a foreground featuring an iconic and classic guitar. The Découpe concept can be traced back to at least the Dadaists of the 1920s, but was popularised in the late 1950s and early 1960s by writer William S. Burroughs and later employed by David Bowie, Kurt Cobain and Thom Yorke.
Due to shipping constraints, we are unable to sell our prints mounted and framed as pictured.

Framing Tips

I designed the print size to fit standard off the shelf frames in the US and Europe in order to save on costs for customers in their respective territories.

The 11.8 x 11.8" print (30 x 30cm including border) is signed with it's own individual limited edition number (1 of only 50) then laid on a sheet of tissue paper before being carefully rolled and placed inside a strong reinforced cardboard tube or ultra strong corrugated envelope for shipping purposes. It will fit into a 12" x 12" frame, a 13" x 13" frame and a 14" x 14" depending how big the mount border you prefer (the one illustrated in the room with the lamp would be a 14" x 14" frame, whilst the frame with the smaller mount would fit a 12" x 12" frame.